The reclusive Elizabeth Fraser, the unforgettable voice of the Cocteau Twins, will return to the concert stage this summer for a pair of rare performances at the Antony-curated Meltdown festival at London’s Royal Albert Hall, which are being billed as her first solo concerts since the Cocteaus split up in 1998.
“It doesn’t take much from Antony,” Fraser told the Guardian. “He’s lovely. He just said, ‘Why don’t you consider doing it?’ He knew I’d be very anxious. He knows I’m very shy, but I’m getting to know Antony and opening up to him. He thought it would be harder to convince me than it was.”
The concerts are set for Aug. 6 and 7 at the legendary London hall.
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